Deeply relaxed and highly active on the loveliest hiking trails in Vorarlberg

Hiking in the Montafon not only gets you ahead, it also gets you an extremely long way. In summer there are 1,161 km of hiking trails waiting to be discovered by nature lovers. The southernmost valley in Vorarlberg is surrounded by three mountain ranges: to the north-west are the striking limestone cliffs of the Rätikon. The partially glacial Silvretta is located to the south. And to the north-east, the idyllic European nature reserve Verwall. Here, alongside the treasures of the Alpine landscape and numerous Alpine pastures with a chalet serving refreshments, you can also find yourself.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way - through lush pastures, forests, from chalet to chalet, past Alpine farms, over heights and ridges.

A variety of walks for nature lovers

Montafon offers you more than 1,160 kilometres of hiking trails. More than 1,160 possibilities to make spring and summer a varied time. Where the snow is metres high in winter, the rest of the year the focus is on hiking. You start out over lush alpine meadows, through dense forests and past idyllic huts and alpine taverns. 

Surrounded by three mountain ranges, the hiking area in Montafon could hardly be more varied. To the northwest you can see the striking limestone cliffs of the Rätikon. In the south, the partially glaciated Silvretta. And in the north-east, the natural diversity of the Verwall European nature reserve. 

So what are you waiting for? All signs point to hiking in Vorarlberg and enjoying the Montafon! 

 

Hiking highlights in Montafon

  • 1,160 kilometres of hiking trails 
  • more than 40 idyllic huts 
  • From easy to difficult, barrier-free and family-friendly: there are more than 267 hiking tours waiting for every taste. 
  • more than 20 mountain experiences of a special kind 
  • Mountain railway operation also in the summer months 
  • 3 different hiking buses (Hinteres Silbertal until 15 September, Rellstal until 11 October and Rellseck until mid-October)

Gauertaler AlpkulTour

Hiking art

In Gauertal, one of the most beautiful valley closures in the Alps, the themed hiking trail “Gauertaler AlpkulTour” leads through the Montafon cultural landscape in the Rätikon.

On the border with Switzerland, the imposing Drei Türme soar above the hikers and offer new sights to get the heart beating faster at every turn. However, what makes this hike a unique experience is not only the breathtaking view of the imposing mountain scenery, but also the eleven sculptures designed by Roland Haas. Today, even though he has now hiked the trail countless times, the local artist still cannot name his favourite sculpture: “The legend tree strongly and stubbornly stretching its roots to the heavens is definitely very special.”

At an elevation of 1,744 metres, drop by the Lindauer Hütte in its idyllic mountain setting. Hut host Thomas Beck and his family serve hearty mountaineer food and regional specialities. Having recharged your batteries, you can marvel at the diverse and protected species of the Montafon’s alpine flora in the more than 3,000 square metre Botanical Alpine Garden of the Lindauer Hütte, before returning to the valley below.

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Mountain experiences for hiking

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On panoramic paths with llamas

Get a bit closer to nature with lamas
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Discover the Gargellner Fenster

Charming circular hiking trail with exciting insights and views
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Glacier hike in the Silvretta

Experience the fascination of the eternal ice
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Herbstwanderung Muttjöchle | © Montafon Tourismus, Matthias Fend

Muttjöchle: Vantage point for lovers of life

Breathtaking panoramic views on the Kristberg
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Gargellner Fenster

Maisäß loop trail with fascinating insights and captivating views

The Gargellner Fenster (Gargellner Windows) are already well known to many people as a geological peculiarity that appears in the form of individual, lighter limestone rocks in the original bedrock massif. Winding your way along a charming Maisäß loop trail, the new “Gargellner Fenster” provide a multifaceted glimpse into the soul of the highest mountain village in Montafon. Find out more about the mysterious history of this border region and enjoy the attractive nature of this romantic forest trail between Rüti, Rongg, Röbi and Juliusruhe.

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5 hiking tips: carefree hiking in Vorarlberg

The recipe for an unforgettable hike that will leave you deeply relaxed? A region that awakens the feeling of freedom in you. Fantastic weather that makes you shine. And hiking trails that are made to suit every taste: from leisurely exploration to challenging summits. 

Tip 1: Just ned hudla! Take your time and enjoy the mountain world to the full. 
Tip 2: Taste and enjoy! Explore the Montafon with all your senses - taste, see, hear, feel and smell consciously.
Tip 3: Rest and come down! The box seats in the Montafon mountains are ideal for a rest and to let the landscape take its effect on you. 
Tip 4: Reward yourself! Enjoy the hospitality of the hut hosts, recharge your batteries and experience the Montafon from its authentic side. 
Tip 5: If you don't want to think about anything else during the hike, you should prepare yourself well: 

  • Clothing and hiking boots are adapted to the hike. 
  • Your rucksack contains everything you need - including a map of the tour, drinks and refreshments.
  • The weather and the forecasts are suitable for hiking. 


Our highlights in winter

Whether winter hiking, snowshoeing or simply enjoying the sun, hiking enthusiasts in the Montafon also get their money's worth in winter.
The special experiences in winter:

Picnic snowshoe hike:

Experience the Montafon in its most delightful form

No matter how you define pleasure, everyone will find their own version of indulgence on this snowshoe hike. Whether delightfully leaving the first tracks in the snow or being pampered with culinary delicacies – there’s something for everyone here.

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When the day draws to close...

Whether by day or at dusk, there are many fabulous moments to discover here in Montafon.

Moonlight legend hike

Alti Muntafuner Gschichta (old Montafon stories)

In Silbertal, one of the oldest areas of Vorarlberg, the well-known storyteller Hertha Glück leads participants through the world of Montafon myths on the moonlight legend hike on the Kristberg pleasure mountain. In inimitable fashion - in Vorarlberg dialect and in Standard German - she is a master of the ancient art of storytelling.

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Hike-friendly accommodations

These hosts are tailored to your needs.

During your stay at this accommodation, guided tours by trained hiking guides on at least two days a week in the summer or free participation in the experience programme BergePLUS are included. Weather information as well as hiking tips for the area will be provided to you daily. The hosts can offer you comprehensive maps as well as hiking literature (landscape guide, culture guide, etc.) as well as expert hiking and tour advice with knowledge of the regional hiking infrastructure. Equipment such as hiking sticks and backpacks are offered to the guest for rental or purchase. Shoe cleaning options, an easily visible weather station (barometer, etc.) and much more round out the offer.

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Saarbrücker Hütte | © Montafon Tourismus GmbH Schruns, Andreas Haller

The loveliest mountain huts in the Montafon

Warm hospitality and magnificent views

You certainly can’t miss out on a stop in one of the rustic huts and mountain restaurants where you can restore your strength with Montafon specialities or Kaiserschmarrn (sugar raisin pancakes).

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Service and information for hikers

Bergbahnen Sommer Gargellen Montafon | © Gargellner Bergbahnen GmbH Co KG Gargellen, Christoph Schöch

Montafon Brandnertal Card

To speed things up climbing the mountain

Montafon Weather

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Gargellen
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Gaschurn-Partenen
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St. Anton im Montafon
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St. Gallenkirch-Gortipohl
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Schruns-Tschagguns
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Silbertal
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Vandans
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